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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

Learn more about Indigenous Education and Cultural Services

Orientation

Starting Wednesday, September 2.

Orientation is an interactive transition program geared to all undergraduate students who are beginning their studies in the Fall. This virtual programming will highlight the campus community through engaging social programs, opportunities to connect with faculty members outside of the classroom as well as unique and long-standing orientation traditions such as the Wild Goose Chase!

If you have any questions, email mystart@ontariotechu.ca or visit our Virtual Info Booth.

All links to connect to events can be found on the events calendar.

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What to expect

Wednesday, September 2: Welcome to Ontario Tech 
  • Attend a variety of social events including an interactive theatre production and student-led events.
  • Connect with your Peer Leader, fellow first-year students and faculty members from your program.
  • Kick off the traditional inter-faculty competition, the Wild Goose Chase.
Thursday September 3: Introduction to your faculty 
  • Compete in Wild Goose Chase challenges.
  • Discover campus clubs, societies and other opportunities at the Get Involved Fair.
  • Get to know your professors and teachers through participation in events designed and facilitated by faculty members.
Friday September 4: We’re ready for you
  • Engage in a wide range of student services activities and workshops.
  • Meet and Greet session with your academic advising team.
  • Participate in the Wild Goose Chase Awards Ceremony.
Saturday September 5 to Friday September 11: Build connections
  • Get connected to the Ontario Tech community by taking part in a variety of activities.